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FOX News
Jan 5, 2013 9:00am PST
for sharing your responses. my thanks to molly henneberg filling in for me last week, happy new year, great to see you again. make it a great day. >> fox news alert, there's growing health concerns and the severe strain of the flu virus continues to make its way across our country. today, it's in more than two dozen states, including new york city. and it's sent more than 2000 people to the hospital already, killing at least 18 children nationwide. it doesn't get more important than that. i'm jamie colby, this is a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> i'm rick folbaum in for kelly wright. >> jamie: great to see you, rick. >> there are hospitals taking extra precautions, including one in minnesota where officials are trying to cut down on the number of visitors, in some cases closing their doors to guests altogether. molly henneberg is following this in washington and has the latest. >> hi rick, hi jamie more likely there have have been more than 18 deaths in total. and they are not required to report deaths over 18. 18 people have died from the flu. let's look at the map a
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
the standpoint of closing loopholes and we know that we can do that. >> molly henneberg is live in washington. molly, what do we know about the president's strategy going forward? >> shannon instead of trying negotiations, president obama is drawing some very public lines in the sand over fiscal fights to come. likely trying to win over american support with more public campaign style tactics. on the debt ceiling essentially the credit card limit shall the president is calling on congress to raise that ceiling without a fight. >> one thing i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they've already wracked up. if congress fuses to give the united states ability to pay for bills on time. the consequence could be sc catastrophic. the last time our families and businesses suffered for it. >> congress has about two months to fix the debt ceiling before the u.s. may have to default on some bills. >> how is that tough talk going over with republicans? >> not very well. >> republicans who agreed for the president's push for higher taxes during the fiscal cliff
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
, and this war will come to a responsible end. >> gregg: molly henneberg has more. >> molly: part of that responsible end that the ttd was talking about according to republicans is making sure that u.s. prevents al-qaeda from moving back into afghanistan. >> like all americans want our troops home, but the important part is to keep the troops there safe. when you reduce your numbers like 10,000 you have to make sure your mission is complete and coordinated with afghan authorities. >> molly: president obama seen here with hamid karzai says he will explain to the american people in coming months what the u.s. footprint in afghanistan after 2014. for now he says he is concentrating on bringing home most american troops, and this spring shifting those that remain to a training and advising role. here at home america needs to rebuild our own nation. >> we have to grow our economy and shrink our deficits. create new jobs and boost family incomes. we have to fix our infrastructure and immigration system. we have to protect our planet from the destructive effects of climate change and pro
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm EST
control measures we've seen in decade. our molly henneberg is live from the national mall in washington and i understand there are rallies on both sides, molly. >> that's right, jamie, here at this one, education secretary arne duncan spoke and said the president and vice-president would do all they could to get more gun control legislation passed. as you were saying a couple of seconds ago, this march on washington for gun control grew out of the tragic shooting in newtown, connecticut and one of the main goals of participants here is a ban on assault weapons. >> when those parents lost their children, everyone in america tried for them and that's -- it's time like the sign says here, enough is enough. there's no reason for this to happen. you don't hunt with semi automatic weapons. >> i think we need to all agree on assault weapons. i think that my students have the right to feel safe in schools. i feel that my child has a right to feel safe in his scho school. >> reporter: president obama and senate democrats have been pushing for more gun control laws and the senate judiciary commi
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
they will play in training. molly henneberg with the news live tonight in washington. what do we know about the troops and the switch to a different type of a mission in afghanistan? >> harris had it long been the planned to transition for training and advising role. that was going to happen this summer or later this year. but the president announced this week that that will happen sooner than expected. >> we agreed afghan force also take the lead for security across the country and our troops will shift to a support role. in the coming months i will announce the next phase of our drawdown. by next year america's war in afghanistan will be over. >> potentially helping the president make decisions about how many troops to keep in afghanistan in the near term. and after 2014. his nominee for secretary of state john kerry and secretary of defense chuck hagel. both are likely to favor a faster withdrawal of u.s. troops. and the white house has left open the possibility that the u.s. may not leave any troops in afghanistan harris? >> i understand that critics are very concerned about that plan b
FOX
Jan 26, 2013 10:00pm EST
of budget battles with the oba in administration. molly henneberg has more. >> reporter: trying to bowie fellow conservatives, republican congressman paul ryan said republicans and conservatives will need prude be -- prudence to deal with president obama's second tomorrow. part of that is showing the agenda once it's implemented. >> in the from the's -- president's first term, we argued against big government in theory and in his second tomorrow, we'll argue against big government in practice. obama care is no longer a 2,000- page bill. now, it's 13,000 pages of regulations and it's growing, being implemented. this year, the law will restrict our ability to reuse flexible spinning accounts and it will raise taxes on life saving medical devices. >> reporter: congressman ryan, possibly a presidential continuer in 2016, said republicans should be prepared for the president to be, quote, delegitimize them and,ed them to be smart. >> if we want to promote conservatism, we'll need to use every tool at our disposal. sometimes we will have to reject the president apropos error errorrals and that
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
henneberg live in washington with more on this story. hi, molly. >> hi. in order to bring the war to that responsible end, though, according to some republicans, the u.s. has to make sure that al-qaeda won't be able to move back into afghanistan. >> i think all americans want our troops home, but the important thing is keep our troops who are still there safe. when you reduce our troops to a level of 10,000 or less, you got to make sure your mission is complete, it's coordinated with the afghan authorities, and we don't leave a vacuum that can be filled by terrorists. >> president obama met with afghan president karzai yesterday at the white house. mr. obama says he awaits recommendations from the pentagon and commanders on the ground as to what kind of military footprint the u.s. will have in afghanistan in the near term and after 2014. but it will be this spring, not the summer or later in the year, as previously was discussed by the obama administration, that afghan forces will take the lead for security in all of their country. u.s. troops will step back into an advising and a
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
to make a full recovery. molly henneberg live in washington for us now. what do we know about her treatment at the hospital, molly? >> jon, she was put on blood thinners to dissolve that blood clot near her brain and today doctors were comfortable enough with her progress to let her go home. the state department said in a statement that the secretary is easier to get back to the office. we will keep you updated on her schedule as it becomes clearer in the come days. the secretary's daughter, chelsea also tweeted this out this evening. she tweeted, quote: grateful my mom discharged from the hospital and is heading home. even more grateful her medical team confident she will make a full recovery. and chelsea clinton thanked new york presbyterian hospital for, quote: taking great care of my mom. jon? >> jon: this was the first sighting of the secretary in nearly a month, huh? >> right. it certainly was a rough december for the outgoing secretary of state. most recently until today we hadn't seen her in a public capacity since december 7th at a press conference in belfast, northern
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
and others set to perform. molly henneberg now. the first and second families are involved in a national day of service today. what did they do? >> hi. good to sigh. they were involved in a couple of service projects. that is for military families that you just saw and today's day of service are not only a kickoff to the 57th presidential inaugural weekend burks also a celebration. a couple of days early, of dr. martin luther king, junior. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with a school makeover project there. here you see the president and mrs. obama staining a book shelf. the president spoke to the volunteers on this project. >> as i look around the room, i see friends from all across the country, people who have been such great supporters of ours, but more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> the vice president and his family also participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden said the troops overseas need to know tha
FOX
Jan 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
in pretty large numbers. fox's molly henneberg has the details. >> reporter: there have been at least 18 deaths from the flu so far this flu season, all under age 18. but the overall number is probably higher than that, because states are not required to report flu deaths of people over age 18. take a look at this map with the latest centers for disease control information on where the flu is hitting. these 29 states are reporting high ili activity through the end of december. ili stands for influenza-like illnesses. from texas, new mexico, wyoming, east. here's what the cdc says about this year's flu season. >> we know about this year, is that it seems to be starting sooner than most flu seasons and the strain of flu that's spreading tends to be associated with earlier and more severe flu years. >> reporter: doctors say you can still get a flu shot. it takes about two weeks to become effective, but that could still give you some protection this year. to give you a sense of how quickly the flu is spreading nationwide, the cdc says at the beginning of december, about 3% of patients going
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
after a month of battling health issues. molly henneberg has more on this. >> when she will testify we don't know. but the state department says she will. congress is in recess until january 21st. so presumably sometime shortly after that. >> she will testify, she will testify while she is still sitting secretary of state. she is prepared to do it in open session if that's what the committees would like. my understanding is that's what they would like. obviously we are still talking to them. >>> secretary clinton returned to work yesterday after a rough december where she dealt with a bad stomach virus severe dehydration a concussion and a blood clot. a bit of humor giving her a helmet and a jersey and telling her quote washington is quote a contact sport. >>> she was working by phone including phone conversations with her likely replacement democratic senator john kerry. president obama nominated him to be the next secretary of state after clinton stepped down after four years on the job. >> she has been talking to him virtually nonstop. daily phone calls a number of phone calls. he i
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 8:00am PST
henneberg is live at the white house with more. those differences, molly, what are they? >> reporter: hi, jon. the white house says the president believes the senate framework is very good, as a quote, cause for hope but there isn't an actual piece of legislation yet so the white house is very careful not to comment too much what the president would would not like about it. there is a may be a key difference the president may want a faster path to citizenship than the by partisan senate group may want. the white house is not clear how much border security the president would want implemented before moving ahead to that pathway of citizenship. >> the president believes we need to move forward in a comprehensive way that includes a path to citizenship. that includes making sure that our businesses behave responsibly. that includes making sure that border security continues to be enhanced. >> reporter: president obama will kick off this public push for immigration changes in the state of nevada as you were saying, jon. that is a state where latinos make up more than a quarter of the populat
FOX News
Jan 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
on the number of visitors there and in some cases closing their doors entirely. molly henneberg is following it all live from washington. >> molly: distribution say this year's flu shot is a good map for the flu virus going around. it will be effective more than 60 than of the time and there is still time to get your flu shot that takes two to three weeks to become effective. but doctors are concerned about this flu season because hitting early and it's a influenza "a" strain which is similar to the flu that hit hard in the went of 2003-2004. >> whenever you have the flu which is so early, november, december because the type of flu that we have is influenza "a". this particular virus is aggressive and deadly one and has put thousands of people in the hospital. dozens of the kids have died as a result of it. >> molly: here is the map of the latest information on where the flu is hitting. these 29 states are reporting high activity throughout the end of december. it's stands for high influenza like illness. states are not required to report flu deaths but we do know 18 people under the age of
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
on all americans to join community events across the country. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> molly: there are two parts of this day of service. it's a kickoff to the inauguration weekend and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get involved. they could make cards for foster care children, create a mural, learn how to use recycled mat
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 1:00am PST
of a generation and you have met it with incredible pride. (cheers) >> fox news correspondent molly henneberg is across the washington convention center at the inaugural ball, molly. >> greta, we're just listening to stevie wonder here, i think he wrapped up the last song behind me. were you hearing joe biden speak at the commander-in-chief ball one of two official inaugural balls this time around. you may remember in 2009 there were ten inaugural balls and this is a second term and a sign of the times, there are two official ones. we're waiting for the vice-president here next and we've seen the president and first lady do their dance here and the big question, what did the first lady wear? decide today wear the same designer in 2009. she wore jason woo then, an off the shoulder white chiffon dress and today a jason wu ruby colored dress and i was trying to see her ring. she had a handmade embellished ring on her finger. and she wore jamie choo shoes. and the reason we care, it goes to the national archives and becomes a part of history and why so much attention is paid to that. and everybod
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
with congress. molly henneberg with details now. >> president obama is drawing public lines in the sand over fiscal fights to come, likely trying to win over american support with more public campaign style tactics. for example, looming ahead is the battle over the debt ceiling. essentially the nation's credit card limit to pay for all of the government spending. we hit that $16.4 trillion limit last week and the president here you see him arriving back in washington from his vacation in hawaii, is telling congress to raise the debt ceiling without a fight. >> while i will neglect shale over many things, i will not have another are debate with this congress over are whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up through the laws that they passed. >> that is already stirring up lawmakers with democrats backing the president and saying there is no need to discuss raising the debt limit and republicans saying the country needs to rein in its spending, not continue to raise the debt limit again and again. >> it is no wonder the president doesn't want to debate this. if
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
treated at the hospital. correspondent molly henneberg has latest. >> it was a rough december for hillary clinton. until today, which is the last time we had seep her in a public capacity. december 7 at press conference in belfast northern ireland in a trip to europe. since then she suffered from what the state department calls a pretty vicious stomach virus. severe dehydration and then a concussion and this past weekend a blood clot. today, state department spokeswoman victoria nuland said in off-camera briefing that clinton had been working from the hospital room. she has been talking to her staff including today. she has been quite active on the phone with all of us. the state department declined to make clinton's doctors available for question. although the medical team put out paper statement on monday the day after she was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital with a blood clot near her brain. to help dissol tv clot the medical team began to treat the secretary with blood thinners. she is making excellent progress and we're confident she will make a full recovery. earlier today
FOX News
Jan 5, 2013 10:00am PST
were going to the doctor for flu-like illnesses. jamie and rick. >> molly henneberg live in washington, thanks. >> jamie: and meanwhile, this year's flu season is gearing up to be possibly one of the worst on record, what we're hearing, according to the centers for disease control. the number of americans reporting flu-like symptoms claiming to 5.6%, last year, 2.2% reporting similar symptoms. a total of 41 states reported widespread cases of the flu. coming up we'll speak to fox news medical a-team her, dr. david somati, he'll tell you how to take care of yourself and your family as the serious flu season picks up the pace. rick? >> another fox news alert, this time out of aurora, colorado and a hostage standoff, four people are dead including the suspected gunman. this is video of the scene that we just got into the news room, police responding overnight to reports of shots fired inside a town house there. police storming the home after hours of negotiations that failed. the gunman died in a shootout with the police. you'll remember back in july of last year, aurora roc
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
molly henneberg on what difference that could make. [ applause ] >> after twice losing the white house to president obama some republicans are doing some electoral map tinkering. for now just on paper. the 2012 electoral map. most states are winer take all in the electoral college. republicans look at interrupts in seven battleground states a wondering if the states should consider divided electoral college votes by congressional district. you win that district, you get an electoral veg vote. if that had been the case in 2019, republican romney would have picked up enough votes in these states to win the white house. a former michigan republican party chairman supports the idea and says a chance to ensure the population centers of the state tonight overwhelming the rest of the state. >> i think there is a lot of people who are frustrated with the current winner take all system. some form of proportionality and fair system is really attractive. >> the rnc chairman reince priebus encouraged states to take a look at the plan. >> it's a state issue. personally, i'm intrigued by it. >> poli
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
morality plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance we can govern. >> molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> trying to buoy his fellow conservatives. paul ryan said republicans and conservatives will need prudence to deal with president obama's second term. showing voters what the president's agenda looks like wasn't implemented. >> in the president's first term we argued against big government in theory. huz second term we will be arguing against big government in practice. it is no longer a 2,000 page bill now it is 13,000 pages of regulations and it is growing. it is being implemented. the law will restrict our ability to use flexible spending accounts. it will raise taxes on life saving medical devices. >> congressman ryan possibly a presidential contender in 2016 says republicans should be prepared for the president to try to quote de legitimize them. but he urged them to quote be smart. >> if we want to promote conservativism we need to use every tool at our disposal. sometimes we have to jeekt the president's proposal. that time might come
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
administration in the president's second term and molly henneberg is live in d.c. how does he think republicans should position themselves during president obama's second term? >>>. >> reporter: she describes the republicans' role as twofold, to oppose the president's agenda when republicans think it is, quote bad policy and, to promote conservative principles where they can and, he may be a presidential contender in 2016, says they can't let the president divide them with phony emergencies and bogus deals. >> the way he sells it, it is the president and only the president who is trying to fix our bridges and feed or children and care for our seniors and clean our water. frankly, he must be exhausted. i know we are but we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays and we have to stay united and show that if given the chance we can govern, we have better ideas. >> even after losing the white house twice to president obama, congressman ryan says he does not think republicans are in a political wilderness since they control the house of representatives and most state legisl
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
than what he wanted. >> jamie: molly henneberg joins us. molly, obviously it's going to be the next item on the agenda. the debt ceiling and spending. we hope, now that the president is back do we know what his strategy is? >> he was victor in the elections and he intends to use that political capital and his campaign style success to get his message across. for example, we hit the nations 16 hadn't $4 trillion debt limit last week. that is the nation's credit card limit to pay for spending. the president is making the case publicly he wants congress to raise that limit without a fight. >> one thing i will not compromise over whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they already racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences could be catastrophic. our entire economy could suffer for it. our family and businesses can't afford that dangerous game again. >> molly: congress has two months to fix the debt ceiling problem before the u.s. may have to default on its bills. >> jamie: what kind of reaction did we he
FOX News
Jan 3, 2013 8:00am PST
henneberg live in washington with more on all of this. molly, tell us a little bit about the process here. >> reporter: this new rule decreases the time the illegal immigrants have to be out of the u.s. to apply for the visa. the rule says illegal immigrants who are the spouse, child, or parent of a u.s. citizen and show the normal visa procedures would cause, quote extreme hardship to their family will no longer have to leave the u.s. to apply for a permanent residency visa. they can get a hardship waiver, really. this is hardship waiver and stay until the visa is approved and go back to their native country briefly to pick it up at a u.s. embassy or consulate. department of homeland security secretary janet napolitano helps american citizens as well. she says quote it facilitates the legal immigration process and reduces the amount of time u.s. citizens are separated from immediate relatives who are in the process of obtaining immigrant visa. possibly reducings time immigrant is out of the country from three to 10 years to maybe even a week or so. jenna? jenna: that's part of it as we m
FOX News
Jan 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
hospitalized because of flu symptoms. >> gregg: molly henneberg, thanks so much. >> jamie: thanks. this year's flu season is gearing up to be the worst on the record according to cdc. number of americans reporting flu-like symptoms climbing to 6%. compare that to last year at this time when 2.2% of folks were reporting similar symptoms. so far a total of 41 states have reported widespread cases of the flu. >> gregg: president obama hawaiian vacation is about to end. he is set to depart several hours from now and waiting for him in washington a new tuesday well the g.o.p. over raising the debt ceiling. joining us now is wendall goler, hope you holding okay. talk to the president and what he is going to be greeted with. >> reporter: he a used his weekly address to warn republicans not to use the debate over raising the nation's debt ceiling to try and force government spending cuts but even as former budget director say that republicans are more likely to have more leverage. the problem is the president sees it threatening to not paying bills could raise the cost of borrowing money
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 3:00am PST
issues, including a concussion. molly henneberg live in washington with more. >> good morning. today the outgoing secretary of state, hillary clinton, meets with the outgoing secretary of defense, leon panetta, at the white house. later she attends another meeting at the white house. republicans want to know when she'll come to congress and testify on the benghazi attack. the state department says it will happen, b have a date set yet. >> she will testify. she will testify while she is still sitting secretary of state. she is prepared to do it in open session if that's what the committees would like. our understanding is that that's what they would like. but obviously we're still talking to them. >> secretary clinton returned to work yesterday after a rough december when she dealt with a bad stomach virus, severe dehigh hay duration, concussion, and a blood clot near her skull. to welcome her back, her staff showed a bit of humor after all her medical trouble, giving her a helmet and jersey, and telling her, quote, washington is a contact sport. the state department says while the se
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
-called zero option. molly henneberg is with us in washington. so, molly, how likely is this zero troops in afghanistan scenario? >> reporter: hi, martha. all the obama administration will say is it is an option, a possibility, something they're looking at but clearly they're signaling to afghan president hamid karzai that the days of tens of thousands of u.s. troops in afghanistan, we have 66,000 there now, are coming to an end. >> the u.s. does not have, again, an inherent objective of x number of troops in afghanistan. we have an objective of making sure there is no safe haven for al qaeda within afghanistan and making sure that the afghan government has a security force that is sufficient again to insure the stability of the afghan government and the denial of that safe haven. >> reporter: sources tell fox that the white house is looking at troop levels below 10,000 by the end of 2014. just a year ago there was talk it would be more in the 10,000 to 30,000 troop range but that apparently has changed significantly. presidents obama and karzai will meet on friday to discuss this and ot
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
for a blood clot lodged between her skull and her brain. molly henneberg live in washington with more. >> reporter: doctors say secretary clinton is making excellent progress, is in good spirits and should make a full recovery. she remains in new york presbyterian hospital as doctors monitor that brain clos. the the blood thinners should resolve it. clinton did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage from the clot. it's been a rough month of december for the outgoing secretary of state, though, she returned from a trip to europe in early december and got some type of stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. she had to cancel a trip to the middle east and north africa. later in mid december as she was recovering there the virus at home a spokesperson says she fainted and got a concussion. she didn't go to the hospital at that time but had to schedule her scheduled december 20th testimony before trial on the benghazi-libya attacks. the secretary did go see a doctor for a follow-up exam recently and that doctor found the blood clot. secretary clinton was admitted to the hospit
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 10:00am PST
doctors say, by a concussion she sustained during a fall last month. molly henneberg is live with the latest. >> reporter: megyn, the state department just updated reporters off camera on secretary clinton saying she's working from her hospital room and talking to her staff by phone. other than that, not much of an update. doctors say secretary clinton is making excellent progress and good spirits and should make a full recovery. she remains in presbyterian hospital as doctors monitor the brain clot. clinton did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage from the clot and the secretary's doctors said in a statement on monday, quote, to help dissolve this clot her medical team began treating the secretary with blood thinners she will be released once the medication dose has been established. it was a rough month of december for the outgoing secretary of state. she returned from a trip in europe in early december and got some type of a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated and canceled a trip to the middle east and north africa because of it. later in mid december as
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 8:00am PST
warheads aimed at striking the united states. molly henneberg joins us live from the state department. this may be a different kind of nuclear test. how so? >> reporter: because north korea says this will be a nuclear test of a quote, higher level. and some experts take that to mean that this is going to be a test of some sort of bomb or device that is made from highly enriched uranium. the previous tests have been done with plutonium. this is significant because it is easier to miniature rice uranium. it could help them figure out how to put a smaller nuclear device that could be carried by a long-range police he will, that's why uranium is significant. we heard 4 north korea's national defense commission say this is a new phase of the anti-u.s. struggle that has lasted century after century, will target against the u.s. the sworn enemy of the korean people. settling accounts with the u.s. needs to be done with force not with words as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival. today's action comes in response to the united nation's security council voting necessary to condemn
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Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
to expire today. so does president obama have another plan, another council in the wings? molly henneberg live at the white house with more. hey, molly. >> good morning. likely thereby a post mortem. the president's job council may become a thing of the past after today. it was set up two years ago as a group of business and labor leaders who were going to recommend nonpartisan ideas to the president for creating jobs and stimulating the economy. the web page is still up on white house.gov, but the 26 members have only met four times in two years. and the last time they empty officially was over a year ago. the original order setting thumb group said the president would have to extend it by january 31, 2013, that's today -- or it would end. it appears that it will. administration officials say the president has met with dozens of ceo's since the election, separate from the jobs council, and does not feel compelled to work only through the jobs council. but republicans say the president is putting the economy, quote, on the back burner. in a statement the national republican congressional
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> steve: molly henneberg is already up. hi. >> good morning. yes, this will begin the president's public push for immigration changes and he'll go to nevada, a state where latinos make up more than a quarter of the state's population, and they voted more than two to one for the president last fall. it's also a state where illegal immigrants make up 7.2% of that state's population. the white house says the president will make the case to the public of the time is now to get these changes clue thou congress. the white house says the president will insist that any reform must end in a pathway to citizenship for illegals. but the spokesperson would not detail how that path to citizenship might or might not be linked to border security. >> the president believes that we need to move forward in a comprehensive way that includes a path to citizenship, that includes making sure that our businesses behave responsibly, that includes making sure that border security continues to be enhanced. >> bipartisan group in the senate laid out an immigration framework yesterday that the white house says look
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Jan 30, 2013 3:00am PST
. but the specifics could put him on a collision course with congress. molly henneberg live at the white house with details. although i was surprised, in his speech in las vegas, he kind of sounded like he was talking about the same thing the senate bipartisan commission was talking about. what did you make of it? >> hi. the devil is in the details. that's the problem because there is no bill written yet in the senate. so they could both kind of say they're agreeing. the president will do two interviews today at the white house. one with univision, one with telemoney dough, two spanish language televisions. probably a lot about immigration. the president says the nation's immigration system is, quote, out of date and badly broken. his ideas to fix it may not line up with what congress may be able to do. again, there is no bill written yet. but the president says he wants a clear path to citizenship for those here illegally. first a green card and then citizenship. and comprehensive reform, he says, includes shoring up our borders. >> i believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. that means
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